Thinking about building a hot rod to cruise around town in? Searching local swap meets and the online classified ads for those hard-to-find oval tubing 1932-1934 radius rods can be a daunting task, especially considering they’re highly sought after.
Luckily, Fat Man Fabrications is reproducing the 1932-1934 Ford radius rods with the original 1/8-inch steel and TIG welds each one for added strength.
You can take these to your metal finisher and put a smile on his face, because it definitely beats the heck out of plating something that’s 75 years old. Anything that old will be hard or not worth plating because the rust would have pitted the radius rods.
Fatman Fabrication radius rods are unique since they are set up to a 5 degree caster angle with a heavy steel bracket that joins the front radius rod to the axle. A rod end threaded insert is TIG welded to finish the radius rod, and you can request custom lengths and different rod end threads to fit whatever you want.
Maybe the hunt is part of a projects allure, or maybe you enjoy seeking out vintage parts, but if you want a reliable solution to radius rods that will be easier to work with, make sure to head on over to Fatman’s or call them at 704.545.0369.